Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
France
Information received on 25/11/2020 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 07/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 16/11/2020
Report date 23/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/10/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (10/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (14/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (31/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 10 (08/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 11 (15/01/2021)
New outbreaks (7)
Outbreak 1 (IA-2020-0296) AJACCIO, AJACCIO, Corse-Du-Sud
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (20/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 70 18 13 57 0
Affected population Ornamental and breeding birds in the pet shop section of a garden centre showed clinical signs suggestive of HPAI. Some of the birds came from the same supplier as the Lucciana outbreak (IA_2020_0270). All birds were euthanised. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
Outbreak 2 (IA-2020-0273) SAINT CYR L''ECOLE, SAINT CYR L''ECOLE, Yvelines
Date of start of the outbreak 13/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (20/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 205 112 3 202 0
Affected population Ornamental and breeding birds in the pet shop section of a garden centre showed clinical signs suggestive of HPAI. Some of the birds came from the same supplier as the Lucciana outbreak (IA_2020_0270). All birds were euthanised. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
Outbreak 3 (IA-2020-0271) BIGUGLIA, BIGUGLIA, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (18/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 203 102 77 126 0
Affected population It is a private individual's backyard, with birds bought from the garden shop of outbreak in Lucciana (IA_2020_0270). All the birds (both for breeding and ornamental) were euthanised without waiting for official confirmation by the National Reference Laboratory. This is a secondary outbreak.
Outbreak 4 (IA-2020-0278) FOCICCHIA, FOCICCHIA, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (20/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 70 57 53 17 0
Affected population It is a private individual's backyard, with birds bought from the garden shop of outbreak in Lucciana (IA_2020_0270). All the birds (both for breeding and ornamental) were euthanised without waiting for official confirmation by the National Reference Laboratory. This is a secondary outbreak.
Outbreak 5 (IA-2020-0279) MURO, MURO, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40 3 3 37 0
Affected population It is a private individual's backyard, with birds bought from the garden shop of outbreak in Lucciana (IA_2020_0270). All the birds (both for breeding and ornamental) were euthanised without waiting for official confirmation by the National Reference Laboratory. This is a secondary outbreak.
Outbreak 6 (IA-2020-0297) BISINGHI, BISINGHI, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 70 18 13 57 0
Affected population It is a private individual's backyard, with birds bought from the garden shop of outbreak in Lucciana (IA_2020_0270). All the birds (both for breeding and ornamental) were euthanised without waiting for official confirmation by the National Reference Laboratory. This is a secondary outbreak.
Outbreak 7 (IA-2020-0288) AREGNO, AREGNO, Haute-Corse
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (22/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 35 3 0 35 0
Affected population It is a private individual's backyard, with birds bought from the garden shop of outbreak in Lucciana (IA_2020_0270). All the birds (both for breeding and ornamental) were euthanised without waiting for official confirmation by the National Reference Laboratory. This is a secondary outbreak.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 7
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 693 313 162 531 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 45.17% 23.38% 51.76% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
Epidemiological comments The backward epidemiological study is continuing at the supplier of the birds, which is common to all three pet shops. All backyard premises are secondary outbreaks of the pet shops.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Anses - Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort laboratory, Ploufragan site (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 23/11/2020 Positive
Anses - Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort laboratory, Ploufragan site (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 24/11/2020 Positive
Anses - Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort laboratory, Ploufragan site (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations